Apogee, Sennheiser Debut AMBEO Headset
Apogee and Sennheiser have co-developed the Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset, a consumer electronics product designed to both capture and play back 3D immersive audio via Sennheiser’s own Ambisonic software.
Elite Debuts A2-5 Mini Portable PA
Elite Acoustics Engineering has unveiled its A2-5 Mini Live Performance Amplifier offering four input channels plus auxiliary input alongside key features of Bluetooth connectivity, built-in effects, and a built-in rechargeable battery providing over eight hours of play time on...
RØDE Debuts AI-1 Audio Interface
RØDE Microphones has released the AI-1, marking its first foray into the realm of USB audio interfaces, available on its own or as part of a new bundle, The Complete Studio Kit.
AES@NAMM Online Registration Opens
While the annual NAMM Convention in Anaheim, CA has stepped up its pro-audio education offerings in recent years, it will take a dive into the deep end this January 25-28 with the help of the Audio Engineering Society, as...
Review: iRig Acoustic Stage
By Rob Tavaglione. IK Multimedia makes a number of gadgets, accessories and forward-thinking tools that are geared towards the postmodern performing and self-recording musician. However, its new iRig Acoustic Stage is a must-have for both live and studio sound...
Skyland Opts for myMix Monitoring
Skyland Studios near Minneapolis has chosen myMix for its artist monitoring needs, making it a staple for its artists, according to Darren Rust, who has owned the facility for 11 years.
iConnectivity Unveils PlayAUDIO12
iConnectivity has unveiled PlayAUDIO12, an audio and MIDI interface intended for live musicians that provides redundant control and playback of backing tracks, virtual instruments and MIDI devices.
CRAS, Blue Partner for Package
The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (CRAS) has announced that new students entering the Master Recording Program will receive numerous Blue tools as a part of their Laptop Recording Package.
Review: Hooke Audio Verse
Everyone is a content creator these days. But while we can capture HD video on our smart devices, says Anthony Mattana, “When it comes to audio on our phones, we throw a Hail Mary and say, ‘the mic’s open.’...
KMC Adds to Pro Audio Portfolio
KMC Pro Audio has added more brands to its roster, with the new additions of American DJ, AtlasIED and Quest. Within the last month, the distributor also added TASCAM and Mackie.
XILS-lab Bows Polymoog Emulation
XILS-lab has announced availability of its PolyM soft synth plug-in, an emulation of Moog Music’s Polymoog polysynth—a polyphonic analog voltage-controlled synthesizer available between 1975 and 1980, originally priced at $5,295.
Radial Ships Cab-Link Solution
Vancouver, Canada (July 5, 2017)—Now shipping, Radial Engineering’s Cab-Link ($79 USD) is a compact solution for audio engineers and instrumentalists, particularly guitarists, to utilize an amplifier’s single speaker output to connect to two cabinets simultaneously. The passive Cab-Link combines...
BAE Gets Busy at GearFest
Sweetwater’s annual GearFest has become a pilgrimage for music fans and gear nuts alike. The 16th edition of the two-day festival took place this past weekend, serving up more than 400 manufacturers in the pro audio and musical instruments...
Review: Sennheiser TeamConnect Wireless System
Over seven decades, German pro audio manufacturer Sennheiser secured its legendary reputation by building world-class microphones, headphones and wireless systems, yet arguably some of its most interesting products have hit the market within the last few years.
Interacting with the Sounds of Simon
By Steve Harvey. Paul Simon: Words & Music, a traveling exhibition organized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, is currently making its only west coast stop at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, through...
ESI Audiotechnik Ships U168 XT Interface
ESI Audiotechnik GmbH—a branded and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) pro audio design/manufacturing firm since 1998—has introduced its 24-bit/96 kHz-capable U168 XT and U86 XT USB audio interfaces featuring what are arguably a recordist’s most commonly needed I/O at very...
Roland Ships Tiny GO:MIXER
Roland is now shipping its GO:MIXER, a compact audio mixer specifically designed for smart device on-the-go video production purposes. It is compatible with both iOS and Android smart devices and phones, including digital connectivity via include cable, providing more...
S.I.R. Celebrates 50 Years
Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR) formed when founders Ken Berry and Dolph Rempp rented out a bass guitar for a recording session in Hollywood in 1967. Now the company is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2017.
Celestion Ships Neo Creamback
Celestion is now shipping its new lightweight G12 Neo Creamback guitar speaker. Along with guitar and bass loudspeakers, Celestion is a premier maker of professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications.
Post and Broadcast
Going Straight to the SourceAudio
SourceAudio cofounders Dan Korobkin and Geoffrey Grotz, veterans of the entertainment and media industry, are helping to streamline the discovery, distribution, licensing and tracking of production music with their company’s platform, which launched in 2010.
Radial Ships Tonebone Bumper
Radial Engineering has shipped its new Tonebone Bumper, a compact instrument selector that connects up to four instruments to a single guitar amp, allowing users to select between them using a single footswitch.
Roland Nabs Majority Stake in V-Moda
Roland has acquired a 70 percent stake in headphone and audio device manufacturer V-Moda. Retaining the remaining 30 percent of the company is Val Kolton, CEO and founder of V-Moda, who will continue with the company and also consult...
Radial Ships JDX Direct Drive
Radial is shipping its new JDX Direct-Drive, a device that simulates the sound of a guitar amplifier while doubling up as a direct box, allowing the sound engineer to capture the tone right after the pedals and manage it...